The ability to link up Livingstone with the Southern Kafue using Nanzhila Safaris’ Plains Camp has allowed safari enthusiasts to combine the Victoria Falls and a safari experience in a smoother way than any other safari region in Zambia.
However, as we enter the final stages of getting our new Lake Camp ready to open in July, it means that more of the 3000 square kilometre region known as the Southern Kafue is soon to be available for safari lovers heading south through the Kafue from Lusaka to Livingstone or enjoying a safari in the Kafue after having spent a few nights in the Falls.
What this means for safari goers?
1. A combination of the wide open plains and verdant shorelines around Lake Itezhi-tezhi is going to offer an all round Southern Kafue wildlife experience.
2. The water dependant mega herbivores like hippo, elephant and buffalo around the lake shorelines will complement the staggering grassland and antelope species common on the plains with the big cat sightings being consistent from both camps.
3. Better access – with the Livingstone to Dundumwezi gate road a mere 3 hours, the development of Lake Camp and improved road to Itezhi-tezhi means getting to the Southern Kafue from Lusaka or the more central river based properties is quicker than ever before!
Why is now the time to visit the Kafue?
With wildlife sightings out of the top drawer and the variety of game and bird species unrivalled (the Plains Camp 2019 record was 27 different mammal species across a single day’s morning and evening game drives!), the better logistics and addition of Lake Camp is just making the Southern Kafue more appealing and easier to experience than ever before.